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What Was Happening

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  • Average US yearly income was $24,450
  • Gas cost $.91.
  • Average US house was $91,600.
  • Average UK house was £61,020.
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  • Iraq-Iran war ends after eight years and 1.5 million dead. No appreciable change in borders.
  • Iraq conducts poison gas attack on Kurds
  • Libyan terrorists explode Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 259 on board and 11 on the ground.
  • Solidarity movement in Poland brings about widespread strikes.
  • Benazir Bhotto elected Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • Panama leader General Noriega arrested by US for drug smuggling and money laundering.
  • Yassar Arafat invited to speak at the UN General Assembly.
  • US warship shoots down Iranian passenger jet by mistake.
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  • Hubble Space Telescope put into operation (it needed glasses).
  • Lasix surgery started.
  • Stealth bomber is unveiled.
  • CDs outsell cassettes for the first time.
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  • Rain Man showed us he could drive.
  • Terrorists learned to Die Hard.
  • We wondered Who Framed Roget Rabbit?.
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